Trans­fer watch: Fergie plans a huge clearout... even Rooney isn’t safe

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODWINES -

ALEX FER­GU­SON is plan­ning a huge sum­mer clearout, ac­cord­ing to re­ports. Dim­i­tar Ber­ba­tov, Nani, An­der­son and Ne­manja Vidic could all be sold.

Even Wayne Rooney may not be safe with United pre­pared to cash in on the striker to ease their mount­ing debts.

Real Madrid and Barcelona could pre­pare £70m bids.

United are in­ter­ested in Fiorentina keeper Se­bas­tian Frey as a po­ten­tial re­place­ment for Ed­win van der Sar. French in­ter­na­tional keeper Hugo Lloris is an­other op­tion, while a shock move for Portsmouth’s David James has also been ru­moured.

Nani has been touted for a exit as part of an ex­change deal for Ben­fica’s 21-year-old winger An­gel di Maria.

Ben Foster is also avail­able for £4m while Fred­erico Macheda could go to Real Zaragoza or Bologna on loan.

Fer­gu­son could also swoop for Rangers de­fender Danny Wil­son, 18, or Ser­bian de­fender Uros Cosic, and may at­tempt to hi­jack ri­vals Manch­ester City’s move for Ju­ven­tus de­fender Gior­gio Chiellini.

Ever­ton have agreed a deal to sell de­fender Lu­cas Neill to Galatasaray for a fee of around £800,000.

Louis Saha could also be on his way out of Good­i­son Park with Arse­nal in­ter­ested. Marouane Fel­laini is re­ported to have at­tracted the at­ten­tion of Chelsea.

Hav­ing al­ready tied up a loan deal for the Amer­i­can Lan­don Dono­van, David Moyes is in the hunt for Benni McCarthy, who will be al­lowed to leave Black­bur n for £2.5m, and Olympiakos striker Matt Der­byshire, for merly of Black­burn.

Chelsea are re­port­edly in­ter­ested in Racing San­tander mid­fielder Ser­gio Canales and Ben­fica winger An­gel di Maria.

Canales, 18, is also be­ing tracked by Liver­pool, Arse­nal and Manch­ester City, while £15m-rated Di Maria has at­tracted in­ter­est from In­ter Mi­lan and Man United.

Joe Cole’s fal­ter­ing con­tract talks are ru­moured to be at­tract­ing the at­ten­tion of Tot­ten­ham.

Black­burn are ru­moured to be con­sid­er­ing a bid for Cardiff mid­fielder Joe Led­ley, and are one of a num­ber of teams re­port­edly in the hunt for for mer Wi­gan striker Amr Zaki.

Sam Al­lardyce is be­lieved to be in talks with Fey­er­noord for­ward Andwele Slory over a loan deal and Al­ge­rian mid­fielder Amine Lin­ganzi.

Other tar­gets in­clude Portsmouth’s Nadir Bel­hadj and Monaco’s Eidur Gud­johnsen, who could be the sub­ject of a £1.8m bid.

A swop deal for Stoke’s James Beat­tie could also see Ja­son Roberts mov­ing in the other di­rec­tion.

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